The center position for NBA DFS can make or break a player’s night. There are a few centers that can fill up the stat sheets and throw the slate depending on how “chalky” they are. If the player goes off and you have that person in your DFS lineup, then you have a good shot at cashing. If that player is not in your NBA daily fantasy sports lineup, then your night is over. The center position has multiple players that will end up with power forward eligibility depending on the site you play. Depending on the night and which teams are playing, there could be slates where you try to fit in multiple centers into it. Here the top center options for NBA DFS:
- Nikola Jokic
Nikola Jokic is the NBA’s MVP from last year. He can fill up a stat sheet on any given night. He averaged 26.4 points a game, 10.8 rebounds, 8.3 assists, and 1.3 steals per game while shooting 56% from the floor. He certainly was the Denver Nuggets team leader. He put up some big DFS scores last season and he should do the same this year. With his teammate and team’s point guard, Jamal Murray, out for some time, expect Jokic to shoulder that load and pick up extra scoring and assists for his team.
- Joel Embiid
When this guy is fully healthy, he can be a stats beast on the court. He can add up DFS points in a hurry. He is certainly a center that can break a slate when he goes off. The problem with him is injuries. He tends to miss games every season. Last year, he averaged 28.5 points, 10.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.4 blocks, while shooting over 51% from the field. Very solid numbers that would look great if he did that for the entire season. Joel Embiid is always in play to make your NBA daily fantasy sports lineups when the 76ers play.
- Rudy Gobert
Here is a guy that is a true center. You won’t see him showing up with power forward eligibility on any site. He averaged 14.3 points, 13.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 2.7 blocks per game while having a 67% field goal percentage. He was the league leader in field goal percentage. He’s not a great free throw shooting, a stat that almost no DFS site deducts points for shooting poorly from the charity stripe. He’s a guy that you can pencil in for a double/double almost every night. When he goes off on the boards and records those 20+ rebounds, he is a guy you want on your daily fantasy lineup for that evening.